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Poster: miker94 Date: Nov 7, 2012 8:28pm
Forum: faqs Subject: researching my family history

My family can not find the origin of our last name and everyone has been researching for years. I came across this piece of writing on this last name is Rejtig (second to last line). If anyone has any knowledge about why the my last name was written in this, what it means, origin, etc. please post back. Much appreciated thank you

" After humly salutacyon, Acordyng to my dewte coactyd, I am

(causeys consideryd) to geue to yow notycyon of certyn synystraU

matters contrary to out reahne of ynglond, specyally a-3enst owr most

armipotentt, perpondentt, circu?¬ęspecte, dyserete, & gracyose soue-

rejTig lord the Kynge ; for, sens my departyng from yow, I haue per-

lustratyd normandy, frawnce, gascony, & Byon ^

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Poster: Parsnip Date: Nov 8, 2012 12:20am
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: researching my family history

This won't help you in your quest, I'm afraid. What you have found is a text version of a letter written in Early Modern English, and the Optical Character Recognition software clearly couldn't make head or tail of the old characters. The actual word in the book scan reads as the Early Modern English equivalent of 'sovereign', not 'rejTig' at all.

See this page of the scanned book.

Good luck with your research!

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Poster: miker94 Date: Nov 8, 2012 9:49am
Forum: faqs Subject: Re: researching my family history

Thank you very much!